We came up with a list of tips that span many different aspects of online gambling including:

 

  • Understand the rules of every game before you play. It’s far too easy to make costly mistakes if you don’t know what you’re doing.
  • Make peace with the fact that you’re going to lose in the long run. So, make sure you only play with money (your bankroll) you’re okay with losing.
  • Make sure that whatever site you join has a good (recent) reputation for paying its customers. If it’s taking several weeks to get a bank wire or months to get a paper check, skip the site altogether.
  • Don’t listen to naysayers who say a site is rigged or a scam unless they have proof.
  • Stick to table games, video poker or poker if you want to reduce the house edge as much as possible, much less win money.
  • Understand that making the right plays pays off in the long run. the right way, or playing the right games, right now.
  • Don’t chase your losses.
  • Betting systems don’t work. Use them for entertainment only.
  • Join 2-3 gambling sites. You’ll have far more game choices and variety (online casinos), more games to join (online poker), and the best prices to choose from (sports betting). And you won’t be so spread out that you won’t be able to accumulate VIP points or other rewards.
  • Quit while you’re ahead. If you always blow your budget, you’ll always walk out of the casino a loser. But if you can walk away with money in your pocket – preferably after a win that puts you up for the session – then you can walk away from a winner – and with money, you can play with during your next session.
  • Try to play at licensed and regulated casinos whenever possible. Both you and your money will be far safer.
  • Get signed up to online forums where you can learn strategy, talk about online sites and have your ears to the ground for both new/great online sites and sites you need to avoid.
  • Play for free until you get the hang of the game or the strategy you’re using.
  • Don’t just read site reviews. Make sure you know the software companies are, and who processes their payments (if possible). Because sometimes it’s them who will rip you off.
  • Be wary of site reviews. Many are disguised sales pitches to get you to sign up to the site you’re looking at. There are some people who will promote a shady casino just so they can collect a hefty commission.
  • Players outside the US should stick to casinos and sportsbooks that do not allow Americans. The site will be safer, fairer, have more banking options, better promotions and customer service.
  • Make sure you compare banking from one casino to the next. Even if they have the same parent company, they may accept different options or charge different fees.
  • Double-check all sites and software companies against a blacklist. It’s the easiest and fastest way to keep you and your bankroll safe.
  • No download casinos are the fastest and most convenient way to play online casino and poker games. They’re also compatible with most devices and operating systems.